CLWB GARDDIO DREFACH FELINDRE

GARDENING CLUB

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Please send us your top gardening tips so we can share them with everyone!  

email : info@drefachfelindregardeningclub.co.uk

 

 

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New News!

LERC WALES

 

LERC Wales App enables you to get involved with biological recording. Contribute your species sightings with GPS acquired coordinates, descriptions and other information, thus providing scientists with important new biodiversity information that contributes to nature conservation, planning, research and education.

Your data will be kept secure and will be regularly backed up. Automatic checks will be applied to your observations to help spot potential errors, and experts can review your sightings. All wildlife sightings for non-sensitive species are shared with other users and will be made available to National Recording Schemes, Local Environmental Record Centres and Vice County Recorders (VCRs).

• Fully bilingual user interface (sadly not the species dictionary)
• Works fully offline
• Record all the wildlife you see - supports all UK species
• Add new records with minimal effort
• Benefit from automatic data checks and review by experts
• Share your sightings with the recording community
• Contribute to science and conservation
• Support the Welsh LERC community

Discounts 2020 for Club Members

January 2020

 

Dear Members

I am pleased to be able to tell you that in 2020 members of Drefach Felindre Gardening Club will continue to receive discounts from Farmyard Nurseries and Trefhedyn Garden Centre.

Richard Bramley at Farmyard Nurseries says that “discount will be given when a current membership card is presented. Don't forget regular updates and special offers on Facebook.  Please visit our website at:

www.farmyardnurseries.co.uk

The following is the agreement with Trefhedyn Garden Centre and is an extract from correspondence the Club has had with them:

“……we can only offer a 10% discount on Outdoor Plants, Shrubs & Trees.  The discount will not apply to Composts & Soils, Pots, Tools, Fertiliser & all other gardening goods.  We are still operating our Reward Card Scheme & members can still collect points across the store.”

Membership cards will be issued on payment of 2020 subscriptions and a current card must be presented in order to obtain any discounts.

With Best Wishes for 2020

Teresa

Club Secretary

LLANDYSUL GARDENING WEEKEND

14TH TO 16TH FEBRUARY 2020

 

With the winter nights drawing in why not think ahead and start planning for spring with a visit to our ever popular Llandysul Gardening Weekend! Why not join  on the 14th, 15th and 16th of February for this lovely event.

This year will be our 23rd! And we have a fantastic line up of speakers for you. Malcolm will be back as well as talks from Joe from Aberglasney Gardens, Julian and Matt . With subjects ranging from Hellebores to Vegetables, Meadow planting and Wildflowers,  Snowdrops and Woodland gardens to shade loving plants. The local Hall will be filled, as usual, with masses of interesting plants grown at the nursery. To whet your appetite this year, as well as a huge selection of our world renowned Hellebores, there will be a good range of young perennial plants in 9 cm. pots at bargain prices, cottage garden plants, shrubs, riots of colourful Primulas, Daffodils and Snowdrops to mention but a few.  We  also have a good selection of rare and unusual perennials.

The main display this years Llandysul Gardening Weekend, as always, is a closely guarded secret. The theme is taking shape but no one (including Richard who designs it) really knows until the day. Come and give us your opinions! One thing is certain there will be Hellebores there somewhere, this year we have several stunning new varieties that are to be incorporated into the display, most of which will be available as seed or young plants on the day.

Speakers for this year

Friday 14th Feb 2020

10.40  Wildflowers, Meadows and Gardens – challenging ideas for more naturalistic gardens. Julian  Wormald returns with his incredible knowledge to help us with wild flower meadows and associated things.

1.00 Richard Bramley Hellebores– the Winter Jewels. As always the gardening weekend wouldn’t be the same without this talk. Always different and amusing.  Everything you need to know about Hellebores.

3.15 Richard Williams Snowdrops—What’s all the fuss about. The 21st century equivalent of Tulipmania. Snowdrops are so popular nowadays. Richard explains why, how to grow them and what people are so excited about.

Saturday 15th Feb 2020

10.40  Re-creating the bog garden at The National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Do you have a boggy area in your garden then this is one not to be missed. James Kettle,  a wonderful speaker, will enthral us with his knowledge and enthusiasm. Also other new developments at the gardens.

1 .00 ‘The wonder of our native wildflowers and how to create a wildflower area with plug plants’. Lindsey from the wildflower nursery will tell us how to fill our gardens with a huge selection native and natural plants.

3.15 Unusual fruit and vegetables to grow in your gardens. Come and join Matt and Richard  from Farmyard Nurseries as they guide you through the less common and often exciting edibles. Should be a good one.

Sunday 16th Feb 2020

10.40  Gardening in Woodland and wetlands Another welcome return – Joe from Aberglasney will enthral us once again with his wealth of experience.  So if  you need help this is one for you.

1.00 Rare, interesting and unusual plant for shade gardens and stumperies! A new talk, requested last year  The nursery  grows many unusual plants, come and see a selection  that will grow in the shade and maybe build your own stumpery.

3.15 Back garden Biodiversity. The ever popular Malcolm Berry will return again to show us how to garden in tune with all things natural. A ‘must hear’ talk.

The whole event is free and if gardening is not quite your forte there will be other stalls there to tempt you. Tea, coffee and cakes are in abundance.

Many thanks to the support received from ‘Llandysul and Pont Tyweli Ymlaen‘ and ‘Llandysul Community Council’. Without their help this event would not take place.

For more details ring 01559 363389 or 01559 362403

You can also visit the website: www.farmyardnurseries.co.uk

Location: Tysul Hall, New Road, Llandysul, Ceredigion,  SA44 4QJ

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